Have you ever looked up from your day to day and realized there's no rhyme or reason to your..
It's that time of year again. HR events are in full swing, 'Best of' lists are hitting the..
For most organizations, performance management isn't as linear as it seems.
Ask the HR critics and they'll tell you, the future of performance management has been hanging..
Perhaps more than any other business function, HR performance is hard to measure. How do you..
Goals are an elusive subject. Research on how to set them, track them, and of course achieve..
If you've been following the performance management space for any amount of time, you know how..
We've all heard the epic stories of game-changers like Jack Welch who seemingly pull off the..
How would you rate your job performance at our company?
Is this thing on? As leaders and HR managers, we've all felt the humiliation of being the only..
We've all heard the mantras: "A goal without a plan is just a wish," "Goals are dreams with..
What could cause an 80% drop in employee engagement at one of the world's most successful pharma..
Leading businesses need more than hard work and solid results right now. They also need a..
In HR, business, and life, people search for answers when they should be looking at questions.
The performance gap is one of the simplest but most overlooked business concepts out there. Miss..
Did you know that managers spend about 17% of their time working with low performers? Yes, you..
There is a large body of online content offering general tips and guidelines on performance..
If you’ve gone anywhere near the HR echo chamber, you’ve probably (perhaps even unconsciously)..
In business, performance is everything. If your employees are not performing at the highest..
Carl Reichardt is one of those epic CEOs business authors love to write about.
In the late '80s,..
Sometimes it can feel like we’re forced to choose; between a tightly managed stack and rank..
When your top HR VP publicly speaks out against your current performance management process, you..
Are you managing your employees with the same level of care you afford your business balance..
Ask any HR expert and they'll tell you the performance review process has two main goals —..
At least half the pain of the performance review are all the questions that come with it. Most..
When it comes to performance metrics, the business world loves a good acronym. KPI, KRI, KRA,..
The idea of upward feedback, or employees giving managers feedback, is on an upward trend. And..
If you’ve ever received career counseling, you’re no stranger to the many personality tests out..
Company culture can be a tough thing to nail.
While it's always tempting to play..
“I’m motivated” versus “I’m determined”.
In a lot of conversations, you could probably say..
I once attended a high-level conference of executives managing high growth enterprises and many..
Between staying on top of day-to-day tasks and good old-fashioned fear of confrontation, there..
From pay increases to sales targets, some of our most crucial business decisions boil right down..
Congrats! You've made the decision to uplevel your performance management strategy. Get ready..
From office slides to cryogenics, there's no shortage of wild ideas for increasing employee..
Ah, the annual performance review. This time of year, it's the only thing more dreaded than..
The employee one-on-one is a classic example of something easy to do, but hard to do well.
We're experiencing a major shake-up in the world of performance appraisals.
Employee engagement is a BIG topic.
In fact, according to a recent report from Bersin &..
There is a revolution happening in Performance Management. It is easy to see at corporate..
Anonymous performance feedback is a popular component of many an organization's performance..
You might have read about it in a book. Maybe you know somebody that knows somebody else that..
The relationship you have with your employer is often compared with a marriage, and with good..
Performance reviews can be a source of frustration for many in the business world. If you're a..
In today’s ultra-competitive business world, success is often driven by a culture of testing...
Golf is a game of stretch goals. While some of these are fairly common, such as scoring a..
It is election season and with it comes all of the dreaded debates and political ads that make..
Not too long ago, feeling appreciated at your job was the least of anyone’s worries.
As the economy..
The first day at a new job is stressful. The pressure to start off on the right foot and make a..
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You may have noticed a trend in companies where, because of skews in performance ratings, most..
It isn’t always the most talented worker that does the best work. No where is that more evident..
Even the best companies have problems with their processes. Unfortunately, identifying the..
Facebook. Twitter. Yammer. Google Hangouts. With the Millennial generation expected to represent ..
Last week I started covering our tips for better status reports. While you can see that post here
Some years ago, I was doing a weekly status report in one of my prior positions. It started out..
Lots of ink was (figuratively) spilled in the digital media world a few weeks back talking about..
While it seems like many people are moving away from annual reviews and toward an ongoing..
[Note: this post was originally published on July 31, 2013.]
This is the first in a series of..